“We’re like chocolate in the sun, and in this heat we are melting into everyone.”

Concert PhotographyLast week I was invited to see an actual music concert.  The kind where it’s loud, and dark, and really cool to tell your friends all about.   I thought about who I would ask to accompany me to the show, and ultimately decided on my very own, music loving, eleven year old daughter Olivia.

When I told her about it I could tell that she was really excited by how wide her eyes grew.   It would be her first concert.   I knew she would absolutely love it.

I listened to the self titled, debut album, One eskimO, from the critically-acclaimed English band,  a few days before learning of the concert opportunity, and I immediately fell in love with their infectious sound.

I wanted to create a sound of my own: magical, ambient, filmic, acoustic, beautiful and meaningful. I wanted to write about how I felt about life, love, losses and failures, highs and lows, even heartbreaks. But also about how amazing human life is and how mind-blowing our very existence is.—Kristian Leontiou, lead singer

Leontiou set out to create this beautiful, atmospheric sound, and he totally succeeded.

A live show can make or break a musical group.  If their album sounds great, but their live show sucks, I am instantly turned off.   One eskimO’s live show was incredible. All four of the band members contribute to the creative structure that makes up this band.   There’s a talented acoustic guitarist, Pete Rinaldi; an insanely wild drummer, Adam Falkner;  an amazing percussionist/bass guitarist, Jamie Sefton; and—of course—the dreamy voiced lead singer, Kristian Leontiou.

Here’s a little snippet of video from the concert we attended at Smith’s Olde Bar. (Yes, we were that close.)

I’d like to extend the opportunity to win One eskimO’s CD and a t-shirt! All you have to do to be entered is leave me a comment in the comment section telling me what the last live show you saw was.   I’ll announce the winner a week from today!

[Disclosure:  I was provided with the CD and tickets to the show, and by doing the review I am entered to win one of six gift-cards.   I was not paid otherwise, and all the opinions are purely my own.]

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7 Responses to ““We’re like chocolate in the sun, and in this heat we are melting into everyone.””
  1. The last live show I saw was REO Speedwagon and Foghat :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  2. 06.02.2010

    Hmmm….Does Star Wars In Concert count? If not, then it was the brilliant Ben Folds.

  3. 06.02.2010

    Smith’s is a fantastic venue. :) We’ve seen a couple of shows there (we are 8 hours away, after all)–usually Blueground Undergrass.

    My last show was this past Saturday night–localish fabulous band called Big Daddy Love. Check them out!

  4. 06.02.2010

    the last concert i saw was on friday night…DMB! i actually have this One eskimO CD…and I love it. looks like you and your daughter had an amazing time. nothing better than to be able to share a love of live music with your kids!

  5. 06.03.2010

    Sadly I don’t remember the last concert I attended. I’m going to guess and say that it was probably the Tragically Hip. We are going to try to see KISS play with Jake (huge 5 y/o fan) this August but that is not a definite yet.

  6. Heather

    The last concert I went to was OAR. It was a great show! :)

  7. amy h

    The last live show I attended was to see The Fray.

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